One year? Two years? More?
We will only know in a couple of years if vaccines are really effective and that is with "warp speed" development of a vaccine
And if there ends up being no way to overcome the virus spread? What then?
We continue with the status quo of masks, hand washing, social distancing to reduce the spread and continue to see cases.And if there ends up being no way to overcome the virus spread? What then?
The history of vaccines is that most provide good protection from becoming seriously ill but are less effective if a person has a mild response. This means that IF you get the vaccine you will still be able to spread the disease if you have the mild response.
Good news is you will be protected from becoming gravely ill.
A large number of people will refuse the vaccine and they will add to the infection rates spreading the disease.
People who refuse masks and rail against closing the parts of the economy are often the kinds of folks who will refuse the vaccine, the tough guys, the contrarians, the people who complain about loss of human rights and science deniers.
These will be the exact folks who will be in a major way responsible for what they are complaining about continuing.
Add in that vaccines are hoped be about 70/75% effective and we are can forget about vaccine herd immunity.
Only my view but it looks like we might as well get used to masks and the rest of it for at least a couple of years.
If you do not want to be disappointed then its a good time to lower your expectations.
Interesting that compliance with getting the vaccine varies with countries.
Saw a study that gave China 97% compliance, Europe 50% and the US about 45%.
About 45% of Americans now get the annual flu vaccine.
I do not know enough about Dominican culture to even guess what the response to getting a Covid vaccine might be.